# Explorer.exe Hangs/Freeze After logon

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About a week ago my computer started to freeze up, but in a way of that it would just hang i knew it was the explorer.exe so i got rid of the process then started it back, and works for a little while till i start to go into the my computer then soon it would freeze, so i know that explorer.exe hangs when i go into my computer.

So ive done alot of check and havent came back with anything, So ive tried that sfc /scannow, yeah that didnt work took like 15 mins then i restarted my computer, and still have the proplem.

i got a Hijackthis log if any one know how to read it.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:35:16 PM, on 6/24/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

O2 - BHO: Megaupload Toolbar - {4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-CCB0-B130EEDBE97C} - C:\PROGRA~1\MEGAUP~2\MEGAUP~1.DLL
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_12\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7EFA7390-3A3B-484B-B13F-C532DDF5431D} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\cbXNebCu.dll
O2 - BHO: Mega Manager IE Click Monitor - {bf00e119-21a3-4fd1-b178-3b8537e75c92} - C:\Program Files\Megaupload\Mega Manager\MegaIEMn.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Megaupload Toolbar - {4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-CCB0-B130EEDBE97C} - C:\PROGRA~1\MEGAUP~2\MEGAUP~1.DLL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AntiSpywareExpert] C:\Program Files\AntiSpywareExpert\ase.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfig] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe /auto
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Clean Traces - C:\Program Files\DAP\Privacy Package\dapcleanerie.htm
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_12\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_12\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: Create Mobile Favorite - {2EAF5BB1-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\INetRepl.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {2EAF5BB2-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\INetRepl.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Create Mobile Favorite... - {2EAF5BB2-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\INetRepl.dll
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://www.update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/V5Cont...
O18 - Protocol: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
O20 - Winlogon Notify: pmnnNHby - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\pmnnNHby.dll
O23 - Service: Ad-Aware 2007 Service (aawservice) - Lavasoft - C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe

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End of file - 3993 bytes

As you can see i dont have Explorer running right know cause it just hanges so kinda hard to work right know but getting it.

know If anyone knows how to fix this that would be great,
also Reinstalling Windows i cant do. I have so much stuff on here i need to put on my backup Partition, but i cant cause of the Explorer crashing when going into my computer.

And this antispywarexpert thing is bad trojen, but can get it to go away. tried the registry cant find it.

Any help would be great.

Update:
Used hijackthis to get rid of that AntiSpyware thing

Whether you like it or not, a reload is most likely necessary. You'll have to back up your files by moving the hard drive to another computer if you can't get explorer to run long enough to copy. This is exactly why you make regular backups if you have files that you can't stand to lose... don't wait until it's too late. Windows almost always needs to be reloaded at some point... hopefully you'll have learned a valuable lesson from this.
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